24 Apr '11, 9am

Headline of the day this is. / Australians rescue alcohol, leave man to die

SYDNEY - A GROUP of Australians went to the effort of rescuing cases of alcohol that fell off the back of their pick-up after a night out but left a man to die who had fallen off with them, police said on Sunday. A number of the group were thrown from the back of the vehicle as it rounded a corner close to midnight on Saturday in the country's rural south-east, shortly after leaving a local bar in the town of Maude. One man, 31, hit his head on the road, sustaining fatal injuries. 'It will be alleged that the driver and remaining passengers picked up a number of cartons of alcohol which had fallen from the vehicle, placed them back on the tray, and then drove off, leaving the critically injured man on the road,' police said. 'He was located a short time later by the occupants of another vehicle, who contacted police and emergency services. Attempts to revive the man were u...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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